MUNICIPAL COUNCIL KHANNA
Khanna is situated on the National Highway between Ludhiana to Ambala and is 45 Kilometers away from Ludhiana (Main Industrial Town of Punjab) Khanna is strategically located and connected with the rest of the country by road and rail both. It has the biggest grain market of Asia, where large quantities of grain and rice changes hands. From here lakhs and lakhs toners of grain is sent to the rest of the country and world. It is and important industrial town also where so many steel units are operating and is only 6 K.M away from main steel city of the country i.e. Mandi Gobindgarh.
AREA AND POPLUCATION
At present, khanna town has an area of 32 Square Kilo Metre and as per census of 2011, its population is 1,28,130 and at present is near abour1,30000. Geographically is connected to various important cities of Punjab.
POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
The city has great political Background. The late Sh. Beant Singh Ji Chief Minister Punjab belongs to this area.Now Sr.Gurkirat Singh Kotli M.La of Khanna Constituency who is the grand son of Sr. Beant Singh. Another important political figure of the town is Sh. Shamsher Singh Dullo who is presently president of the Punjab pardesh Congress Committee and an ex-member of Parliament.Late Sr. Karam Singh Gill Ex Cabinet Minister belongs to Khanna city. Khanna has so many historical and religions places. One such religions place is Gurudwara Manzi Sahib’ which is situated right on G.T Road near to Khanna.
IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES OF KHANNA TOWN
Khanna has the biggest grain market of Asia. Which Supplies food grain to the rest of the country and rest of the world.
Biggest Garin Market of Asia
Khanna also has a very big vegetable market. This caters to residents of the nearby area also.
Khanna is important industrial hub also. It has around 40 rice shelling units, 25 iron and steel units and around 35 cattle feed units. It has a very big industry.
IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL UNITS
Focal point where so many industrial units are operating.Khanna has a very big railway Station, from where one can get trains connecting every part of the country
Khanna has all the basic medical facilities. It has a very big Govt. Civil Hospital and around 30 Private Hospitals and nursing Homes which even caters so the surrounding areas.
View of Civil Hospital
MUNCIPAL COUNCIL ACTIVITIES
Khanna has a very old Municipal Council established since 1931. khanna town is consists of 27 wards and each ward is represented by a Municipal Councilor who is elected by the voters of that particular ward 27 Municipal Councilors consists the council who in turn are responsible for the overall development of the town and for providing the basic amentias to the residents of the Khanna
Office of Municipal Council
SOURCES OF INCOME
The main source of income of the Municipal Council is VAT ( Value Added Tax) which is sent from Government in place of abolish of octri collection and other sources of income are Building application fees, House Tax, License fee and water Supply and Sewerage user charges. The estimated income for the financial year 2012-2013 would be around 34.88 Crore.
The main and very acute problem of the town is disposable of the sullage water for this municipal Council has undertaken a major project for disposal of sullage water and to lay sewerage lines in 100% area of the town for this a 17 Km long sullage carrier is under construction the total Cost of the project is 1589.65 lakhs and another project of laying water Supply lines in 100% area of the town is undertaken with a cost of 559.40 lakhs.
View of Sewerage Project